Weekly Recap – July 31st, 2015

Angus Bubble Gun - small
Me want.

While Angus had fun popping invading bubbles, for me, this was a week of personal struggles.

I had a hard time joining the early gym-birds, but forced myself anyway. By the time it was over, a feeling of accomplishment swept over me. I shan’t lie though…a nap sounded pretty darn nice by the time I pulled up to the office.

I also needed to continue writing the tentatively titled Fish and yet it was like pulling teeth. In fact, I may have even had the thought at one point that pulling teeth wasn’t that bad. How’s that for writer’s anxiety? Still, I would eventually find some time to type out a bunch of nonsense that eventually coalesced into lesser-nonsense, and feel better. Once again, the constant reminder that this is all for practice has been useful here.

I hope your endeavors were/are equally fruitful, but with less apprehension. Have a great weekend everyone!

-Phillip

15 thoughts on “Weekly Recap – July 31st, 2015”

  1. I don’t think my writing efforts will be completely fruitful until school starts again and my family gets back to a regular schedule. Things are all out of whack right now. But it’s okay. That’s what summer is about, I guess. 🙂

    1. Yeah, the out-of-whack time makes it difficult to be consistent. I’ve been aiming for 1,000 words a day, but rarely get there. Still, it gives me something to shoot for when the opportunity does arise and I’m happy when I get *something* done!

  2. Good on you for getting to the gym, Phillip. Now you can turn that perseverance to your writing. 🙂
    Angus looks so intently at the bubble maker. Adorable!

  3. Just breathe, Phillip. A bonus when reaching the 1/2 century mark in your life, you can relax. Everything will get done in its own time.
    I see Angus as an Engineer …he’s so observant when it comes to mechanical devices. Happy Weekend!

    1. Thanks for the advice, Jill. It’s good to step back and gain perspective when so much time has been spent in the weeds. And it’s so funny you mention Angus as an engineer! We’ve been saying the exact same thing because he is so curious. He does the same thing with all of his toys. Happy Weekend to you too!

  4. Working out and writing … so similar in that sometimes we just don’t feel like doing either, but then are so glad when we have done them. (Boy, that was an awkward sentence.) Indulge Angus’s curiosity and perhaps he will become an engineer. I’m partial. My husband is an environmental engineer 😉

    1. Awkward sentence or not, that’s the truth! But if it were easy, I guess it wouldn’t be so rewarding.
      As for Angus, we encourage him to check out as much as safely possible. He is fascinated with anything he can (and can’t) get his hands on. 🙂

      1. One of my grandnephews has an almost preternatural ability to focus. From a very early age (he’s about 11 now) if something caught his eye, like a watch, he’d want to study it. Even if it was still on your wrist 😉

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